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Address: Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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The Maqta fort is an neglected historical structure in the middle of the concrete jungle in Abu Dhabi. It stands a lone sentry as a lonely reminder of days gone past. This... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you are driving during your stay, i would advise that you drive over this bridge. it is really cool. and you also get brilliant views.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maqta fort is an neglected historical structure in the middle of the concrete jungle in Abu Dhabi. It stands a lone sentry as a lonely reminder of days gone past. This attraction needs no special visit, but chances are you will pass it if you use Al Maqta Bridge. Keep your eye's open and you can't miss it.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

People interested to see the ancient buildings of this region would like it for its history and its uses back then. A short visit to kill time with family and for photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I really like this old and traditional Arab forts and in my Abu Dhabi tour I decided to visit it, but while it was not terrible it looked liked it has been reconstructed and in top of it it was closed. Anyway it is near to the big mosque so it is worth a little detour

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This isn't the original structure, but just a replica. Not a must while in the city, but it has it's merits. A few shops, restaurants and hotels nearby make it a worthy trip on the way.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

At the Palace Museum we saw a photo of this fort about 75 years ago standing alone. It still is in the bay, but the metropolis that is Abu Dhabi has grown up around it, including this bridge. You are reminded of AD's past each time you drive by.

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Thank saxondean
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

You can see this fort from New Al Maqtaa Bridge its near Institute cultural place of UAE. I think its the oldest fort in UAE.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

The oldest fort that tells the history of the unites Arab Emirates. Standing for almost 200 years now. A beautiful sight!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's located near petroleum institute cultural place of UAE very nice and quite place tourist per must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Shk Zayed Bridge is really amazing during the evening when it change color, during tday time is nice to pass over it, because the traffic is really fast. It is close to the Mosque, easy to see and reach. The best place to see all the scructure is from down of Al Maqta Bridge, there is a area that seems... More 

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